Three is magic number, tea firm tells caterers


TATA, the company behind the Tetley brand, is advising caterers to brew tea for a minimum of three minutes in order to provide customers with the greatest health benefits.

The advice follows the airing of a programme on BBC1, which suggested that the longer a tea bag is brewed, the more antioxidants are released.
Dorothy Sieber, director of business development and out of home marketing for Tetley, said the broadcast provided “crucial information” for caterers.
“For some, this may mean re-evaluating the way they serve tea, and investigating in-cup or in-pot options such as drawstring and string and tag, which hand the brewing responsibility to the customer,” said Sieber.